Gumdal Narsimulu

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Musculoskeletal manifestations of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are common and are sometimes the initial presentation of the disease. Knowledge of the conditions affecting muscle, bone, and joints in HIV-infected patients is essential for successful management. Myopathies may be caused by pyogenic infection (eg, pyomyositis), idiopathic(More)
The aim of this study was to analyze sleep complaints in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and to determine its prevalence and associations. Fifty outpatients with SLE and an equal number of age- and sex-matched controls were included in the study. Sleep quality was assessed using the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) in both cases and(More)
The multidisciplinary "New Millennium Indian Technology Leadership Initiative" Arthritis Project was undertaken to validate Ayurvedic medicines. Herbal formulations in popular use were selected by expert consensus and standardized using modern tools. Our clinical strategy evolved from simple exploratory evaluations to better powered statistically designed(More)
Behcet’s syndrome is an inflammatory disorder of unknown cause, characterized by recurrent oral aphthous ulcers, genital ulcers, uveitis, and skin lesions. Behcet’s syndrome with predominant vascular involvement is known as vasculo-Behcet. Arterial complications occur in only 1 to 7% of patients with Behcet’s syndrome. In most reports, arterial lesions are(More)
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multisystemic disease with varied clinical manifestations. Focal cortical brain infarcts and CNS infections are the most common neuropathological features reported in most studies. This report describes a 32-year-old woman who had repeated episodes of strokes over 5 years. In view of polyarthritis, oral ulcers,(More)
OBJECTIVE To demonstrate clinical equivalence between two standardized Ayurveda (India) formulations (SGCG and SGC), glucosamine and celecoxib (NSAID). METHODS Ayurvedic formulations (extracts of Tinospora cordifolia, Zingiber officinale, Emblica officinalis, Boswellia serrata), glucosamine sulphate (2 g daily) and celecoxib (200 mg daily) were evaluated(More)
Kimura’s disease is a rare inflammatory disorder of unknown cause primarily seen in young Asian males. The disease is characterized by a triad of painless subcutaneous masses in the head or neck region, blood and tissue eosinophilia, and markedly elevated serum immunoglobulin E levels. We describe a 3-year-old Indian boy with Kimura’s disease who presented(More)
Adult-onset Still’s disease (AOSD) is a rare condition diagnosed by a combination of clinical and laboratory features and after ruling out other conditions. Pulmonary manifestations, apart from pleuritis, are uncommon and pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in extremely uncommon. We have described a case of AOSD with severe PAH. There have been rare(More)
OBJECTIVE Various factors affect joint damage in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The influence of body mass index (BMI) is not adequately known. As BMI is potentially modifiable, we studied its influence on radiological joint damage in patients with RA. METHODS Treatment-naive patients with early RA (< 24 mo) were included. Demographic data were collected(More)